Posts Tagged ‘fertility’

 
 
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Jing 精

  According to Chinese medicine an important aspect of your health is regulated and maintained by your jing 精.     It must be said, at the outset, that Chinese medicine often doesn’t translate easily into English. We don’t have the concepts, so we don’t have the equivalent words. As a result, translations often use […]
 
 
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The Heart of ART

  When using acupuncture alongside Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are always of utmost importance but, for me, the technology, and how acupuncture can help, is only one part of the story.     As part of my work as an acupuncturist, I worked for 7 years in a fertility and […]
 
 
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Acupuncture for Male Fertility | Research

  There hasn’t been much research done for the effects of acupuncture on male fertility…   but what there is encouraging…   ‘Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality.’ Siterman et.al. Arch Androl 39(2):155-61 1997 Sep-Oct. The aim of this study was to assess the effect […]
 
 
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A Natural Diet Can Help Increase Fertility

Infertility is a condition that affects approximately one in six couples in the UK. As well as there being a variety of treatments to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant, and of giving birth to a healthy child, there are things you can do to further increase your chances. One important thing is to […]
 
 
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Basal body temperature (BBT) charting

Your basal body temperature (BBT) is the lowest temperature attained by your body at rest. It gives an idea of your body’s metabolism and of changes through your cycle, determined by your hormones.   Generally we expect a temperature of 36.2 to 36.5 celsius during the first half of your cycle and then an rise […]
 
 
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Embryo Transfer Acupuncture

The time between embryo transfer (ET) and doing a pregnancy test can feel like a long time. After all the waiting, medication and scans, you will inevitably want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to help the process and that you don’t do anything that may potentially cause harm. One of […]
 
 
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Ovulation symptoms | How do I know?

A common question in my fertility acupuncture practice is whether or not there are specific ovulation symptoms and how to know when you ovulating. In other words, when is the best time to try to conceive? The answer is that everyone is subtly different. For some people recognising ovulation symptoms is easier than for others […]
 
 
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Acupuncture for Male Fertility | Does it help?

As much as 40% of fertility issues involve male fertility and yet male involvement in fertility treatment is often minimal. Why is this? Below is some information that answers this question and attempts to show men why it is important that they get more involved…   Overview Male fertility relies on sperm, which take about […]
 
 
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Embryo Transfer Acupuncture | Paulus Protocol

  In 2002 Wolfgang Paulus (et al) published research that looked into the effects of acupuncture when given before and after Embryo Transfer (ET).     What was the research? The research involved 160 women that were assigned randomly into an acupuncture (n=80) group and a control (n=80) group. The results were statistically significant (could […]
 
 
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Acupuncture Fertility | Research

  The information in this handout has been arranged into the following simplified fertility sections:   1 – General systematic reviews of acupuncture for fertility 2 – General research for effects of acupuncture on fertility 3 – Acupuncture for ovulation induction 4 – Acupuncture for polycystic ovaries 5 – Acupuncture for female fertility 6 – […]